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Biology Class 8 ICSE CISCE Topics and Syllabus

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CISCE Syllabus For Class 8 Biology: Knowing the Syllabus is very important for the students of Class 8. Shaalaa has also provided a list of topics that every student needs to understand.

The CISCE Class 8 Biology syllabus for the academic year 2022-2023 is based on the Board's guidelines. Students should read the Class 8 Biology Syllabus to learn about the subject's subjects and subtopics.

Students will discover the unit names, chapters under each unit, and subtopics under each chapter in the CISCE Class 8 Biology Syllabus pdf 2022-2023. They will also receive a complete practical syllabus for Class 8 Biology in addition to this.

Academic year:

CISCE Class 8 Biology Revised Syllabus

CISCE Class 8 Biology and their Unit wise marks distribution

CISCE Class 8 Biology Course Structure 2022-2023 With Marking Scheme

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1 Transport of Food and Minerals in Plants
2 Reproduction in Plants
3 Reproduction in Humans
  • Reproduction in Animal and Human 
  • Mode of Reproduction in Animal 
    • Mode of Reproduction in Animal:
    1. Sexual reproduction
    2. Asexual reproduction
  • Asexual Reproduction in Animal 
    • Asexual Reproduction in Animal
    1. Fission (Binary fission or multiple fission)
    2. Budding
    3. Regeneration
    4. Gemmule Formation
  • Sexual Reproduction in Animals 
    • Why the Sexual Mode of Reproduction?
  • Human Reproductive System 
    • Female Reproductive System 
      • Female Reproductive System
      1. Ovary: Structure and development of the ovary, Ovarian histology of a mature female, Structure of Graafian follicle
      2. Oviduct/Fallopian tube/Uterine tube: Infundibulum, Ampulla, Isthmus/Cornua
      3. Uterus: Fundus, Body, Cervix
      4. Vagina
      5. External genitalia
      6. Accessary glands/Vestibular glands/Bartholin’s glands
      • Puberty / Sexual maturity in Females
    • Male Reproductive System 
      • Male Reproductive System
      1. Testes: Histology of Testis
      2. Accessory ducts
      3. Glands: Prostate gland, Cowper’s gland/Bulbourethral gland, Semen
      4. External genitalia: Scrotum
      • Puberty / Sexual maturity in males
  • Fertilization in Human 
    • Fertilization
    • Mechanism of fertilization
    1. Movement of sperm towards the egg
    2. Entry of sperm into the egg
    3. Activation of ovum
    • Significance of fertilization
  • Implantation in Human 
    • Implantation in Human
    • Implantation duration and process
    • Implantation bleeding
  • Pregnancy in Humans 
    • First Trimester
    • Second Trimester
    • Third (final) Trimester
  • Placenta (Growth) in Human 
    • Placenta 
    • Functions of Placenta
  • Parturition (Birth) in Human 
    • Parturition (Birth) in Human
    1. Dilation stage
    2. Expulsion stage
    3. After birth
    • Twins - Fraternal and identical
    • More than two - The triplets, Quadruplets, etc
    • Test tube babies
    • Two unlucky conjoined twins
    • Siamese twins - A developmental abnormality
4 Ecosystems
5 Human Body: Endocrine System
6 Human Body: Circulatory System
7 Human Body: Nervous System
8 Health and Hygiene
  • Health 
    • Health
    • The significance of 'Health'
    • Personal and Community Issues Both Matter for Health
    • Distinctions between "Healthy" and 'Disease-Free'
  • Hygiene 
  • Disease 
    • Diseases
    • Identification of disease
  • Categories of Disease 
    • Categories of Disease
    1. Extent of occurrence
      - Endemic diseases
      - Epidemic diseases
      - Pandemic diseases
      - Sporadic diseases
    2. Communicability: Communicable or Infectious diseases & Non- Communicable or Non-Infectious diseases
    3. Kinds of pathogens
    4. Kinds of transmitting agents
    5. Congenital diseases and acquired diseases
    6. Other types of diseases
      - Infectious diseases
      - Hereditary diseases
      - Physiological diseases
      - Deficiency diseases
  • Communicable Or Infectious Diseases 
    • Communicable or Infectious diseases
    • Causes of Communicable or Infectious diseases
    • Communicable examples
    • Incubation period
  • Spread of Communicable Diseases 
  • Diseases Caused by Virus 
  • Vector Borne Diseases 
    • Vector
    • Vector Borne Diseases: Mosquitoes, Cockroaches and Rats
    1. Malaria
    2. Elephantiasis (filariasis)
    3. Yellow fever
    4. Dengue
    • Control of mosquitoes:
    1. Spraying
    2. Elimination of breeding places
    3. Spraying on stagnant water
    4. Biological control
  • Principles of Prevention of Diseases 
  • Vaccination and Immunization 
    • Vaccination and its Types
    • Immunization
    • Immunization Schedule
  • First Aid and Emergency Action 
    • First Aid kit
  • Tobacco Abuse 
  • Alcohol Abuse 
    • Alcohol Abuse
    • Effect of Alcohol Abuse
    • Prevention and Control of Alcohol Abuse
  • Drug Abuse 
    • Drugs
    • Addiction and Dependence
    • Effects of Drug
    • Prevention and Control of Drug abuse
9 Food Production
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